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Helmet

Date:
16th century
Culture:
Turkish
Medium:
Steel, gold
Dimensions:
H. including nasal 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); H. excluding nasal 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 6.8 oz. (1553.6 g)
Classification:
Helmets
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.100
Not on view
The inscription around the rim, a verse from the Koran known as the Victory Sura (48:1–4), includes the phrase: "Verily, we have granted thee a manfiest victory." Verses from this sura were used frequently on Ottoman armor and weapons in the sixteenth century.
Inscription: Inscribed around the rim with a verse from the Koran known as the Victory Sura (48:1–4), including the phrase: "Verily, we have granted thee a manfiest victory."
[Kelekian, either Dikran Garabed or his son Charles Dikran, probably New York, before 1934; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
Houston. Houston Museum of Natural Science. "The Heritage of Islam," March 10–May 30, 1982.

San Francisco. California Academy of Sciences. "The Heritage of Islam," July 2, 1982–January 2, 1983.

Pittsburgh. Carnegie Institute. "The Heritage of Islam," February 26–April 24, 1983.

Washington, D.C. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. "The Heritage of Islam," June 1–September 5, 1983.

Stone, George Cameron. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times, Together with Some Closely Related Subjects. Portland, Maine, 1934. fig. 55.



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